Bill would allow CT farmers to make craft beer

Western Connecticut farmers may soon have the chance to get into the beer-brewing business.



The Connecticut General Assembly is preparing to pass a bill that would create a permit allowing farmers to produce their own beer.



The special permit would allow "farm breweries" like Kent Falls Brewing Company in Litchfield County to produce up to 75,000 gallons of beer a year.



Kent Falls' owner says he had to go through years of regulatory hurdles to open under existing laws. The brewery will be open for the summer season starting on Saturday.



The farm brewery bill unanimously passed the state House this week. It now heads to the Senate.


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